Additional Waivers from FMCSA - Issued 3/24/20
FMCSA CDL Waivers March 24, 2020
(The following is from FMCSA. Please join Wednesday morning at 9:30am
when FMCSA Division Administrator, Dan Meyer, participates at a Trucking Town Hall Webinar
Two very important documents were completed last night relating to CDLs
and Medical Cards as well as a PHMSA notice relating to HM Training.
Please see below for description and links. The documents are also
attached for easy reference.
Enforcement Notice on Expiring CDLs
This Notice of Enforcement Policy, effective from March 24, 2020 to June
30, 2020, provides needed relief from specified FMCSRs for CLP holders,
CDL holders, and non-CDL drivers and motor carriers using those
drivers. This Notice of Enforcement Policy applies to all CLP holders,
CDL holders, and non-CDL drivers whose license was issued for less than
the maximum period established by 49 CFR 383.25 and 383.73 and was valid
on February 29, 2020 and expired on or after March 1, 2020.
Waiver for States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating
Commercial Motor Vehicles
The waiver is effective until June 30, 2020 and provides important
relief resulting from situations where many CDL and CLP holders are
unable to renew their CDLs and CLPs and are unable to provide medical
certificates to their State Driver Licensing Agencies. In addition, many
medical providers nationwide have canceled regularly scheduled
appointments to dedicate resources to the COVID-19 response. As a
result, drivers are unable to obtain appointments for physical
examinations with medical examiners.
PHMSA Notice of Enforcement Policy Relating to HM Training
PHMSA has provided there will not take enforcement action taken against
any HM employer and/or HM employee unable to provide the required
"recurrent training" during the Covid-19 pandemic. This policy was
coordinated across the Department and applies to FMCSA and all modes.
It does not apply to initial training, or the need to have a new HM
employee work under the supervision of a trained HM employee until they
can get their initial training.
Emergency Declarations Page